Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Wendong Zhang, Assistant Professor of Economics

92nd Annual Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa

8:00–8:30 Registration
8:30–8:45 Land Values: Your Estimates
Wendong Zhang, Chair, Conference Planning Committee
8:45–10:00 Farm Bill, Tariffs and U.S. Agricultural Economy
Dr. John Newton, Chief Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation
10:00–10:15 Break
10:15–11:45 Panel Discussion on the Ag Asset Values in Uncertain Times
Moderator: Jim Jensen
Panelist: Scott Steffes, President, Steffes Group, Inc. on agricultural machinery prices
Panelist: Kirk Manker, Chief Appraiser, FCS America on farmland auctions and sales trends
Panelist: Mark Anderson, Regional Manager, Iowa Division of Banking on the Iowa agricultural and community bank financial conditions
11:45–12:45 Lunch
12:45–1:30 Weather Outlook for 2019 Crop Year
Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Professor Emeritus, ISU Agronomy
1:30–2:30 The Economic Significance of Iowa and US Beef Industry
Dr. Dan Loy, ISU Professor in Animal Science and Director of Iowa Beef Center
2:30–3:00 Ice Cream Break
3:00–4:15 Key Developments in Agricultural Technology
Willie Vogt, Executive Director, Content and User Engagement, Farm Progress
4:15–4:30 Adjourn and CEU Certificates Distribution

Next Year’s SMLV Conference: Wednesday, May 20, 2020